Edexcel A Level Politics Paper 2: 9PL0 02 - 9 Jun 2022 [Exam Chat]

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Edexcel A Level Politics Paper 2: UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas 9PL0 02 - 9 Jun 2022 [Exam Chat]

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Hi guys,I’m really confused about the advance information on paper 2.Does anyone have any idea of any essay questions which I can base my revision around?Thank you so much xxx
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(sorry for the layout, student room guidelines won't let me sort it!)
APPROACHES IN PSYCHOLOGY (3 x topics)
DO NOT REVISE:Wundt - GONE!The Cognitive Approach - GONE!The Biological Approach - GONE!Comparison of approaches - GONE!REVISE ALL OF THIS!:
Learning approaches: the behaviourist approach, including classical conditioning and Pavlov’s research, operant conditioning, types of reinforcement and Skinner’s research; social learning theory including imitation, identification, modelling, vicarious reinforcement, the role of mediational processes and Bandura’s research.Example Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the behaviourist approach in psychology (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSUREExample Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to the behaviourist approach as part of your evaluation (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSURE The psychodynamic approach: the role of the unconscious, the structure of personality, that is Id, Ego and Superego, defence mechanisms including repression, denial and displacement, psychosexual stages. Example Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the psychodynamic approach (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSUREHumanistic psychology: free will, self-actualisation and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, focus on the self, congruence, the role of conditions of worth. The influence on counselling psychology Example Essay Title: Outline assumptions in humanistic psychology. Discuss how humanistic psychology is different from other approaches within psychology (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSURE
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(Original post by Rachael1!1)
(sorry for the layout, student room guidelines won't let me sort it!)
APPROACHES IN PSYCHOLOGY (3 x topics)
DO NOT REVISE:Wundt - GONE!The Cognitive Approach - GONE!The Biological Approach - GONE!Comparison of approaches - GONE!REVISE ALL OF THIS!:
Learning approaches: the behaviourist approach, including classical conditioning and Pavlov’s research, operant conditioning, types of reinforcement and Skinner’s research; social learning theory including imitation, identification, modelling, vicarious reinforcement, the role of mediational processes and Bandura’s research.Example Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the behaviourist approach in psychology (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSUREExample Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to the behaviourist approach as part of your evaluation (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSURE The psychodynamic approach: the role of the unconscious, the structure of personality, that is Id, Ego and Superego, defence mechanisms including repression, denial and displacement, psychosexual stages. Example Essay Title: Outline and evaluate the psychodynamic approach (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSUREHumanistic psychology: free will, self-actualisation and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, focus on the self, congruence, the role of conditions of worth. The influence on counselling psychology Example Essay Title: Outline assumptions in humanistic psychology. Discuss how humanistic psychology is different from other approaches within psychology (16 marks)ESSAY PLAN COMLETED YES/NOHow confident am I with this topic? SUPER CONFIDENT/UNSURE
I hate to say it, but this is the Politics thread, not the Psychology one. I do psychology though so thanks for the tips
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Do you guys understand the advanced info for the constitution to point to a question on devolution?

My teacher seems to think they could still ask a question on 1.2, but i think the fact they only kept 1.3 (devolution) indicates that they must ask a question on it
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looks like there's likely to be a question on each topic in the first 2 papers
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This is the essay bank we got for paper 2

Unit 2 - UK Government
[the following may appear either as ‘pure’ essays or as ‘source’ essays]

2.1 - Constitution
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK has been a success [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in England should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution has made the UK more democratic [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK constitution requires urgent reform [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK should introduce a Bill of Rights [30]

2.2 - Parliament
Evaluate the view that the Commons is always more powerful than the Lords [30]
Evaluate the view that the legislative process in the UK is effective [30]
Evaluate the view that backbenchers in both the Commons and Lords play a significant role in Parliament’s interactions with the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that select committees have little impact on the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that HM Opposition is the most important Parliamentary check on the British executive [30]
Evaluate the view that Parliament is successful at holding the executive to account [30]

2.3 - PM and Executive
Evaluate the view that the principles of individual and collective ministerial responsibility are insufficiently upheld in the UK [30]

2.4 - Supreme Court
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court effectively protects rights and liberties in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is a neutral and independent judiciary [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court upholds Parliamentary sovereignty [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is capable of holding an over-powerful executive in check [30]
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court is more significant than Parliament and pressure groups for protecting rights in the UK [30]
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This is the essay bank we got for paper 2

Unit 2 - UK Government
[the following may appear either as ‘pure’ essays or as ‘source’ essays]

2.1 - Constitution
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK has been a success [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in England should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution has made the UK more democratic [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK constitution requires urgent reform [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK should introduce a Bill of Rights [30]

2.2 - Parliament
Evaluate the view that the Commons is always more powerful than the Lords [30]
Evaluate the view that the legislative process in the UK is effective [30]
Evaluate the view that backbenchers in both the Commons and Lords play a significant role in Parliament’s interactions with the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that select committees have little impact on the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that HM Opposition is the most important Parliamentary check on the British executive [30]
Evaluate the view that Parliament is successful at holding the executive to account [30]

2.3 - PM and Executive
Evaluate the view that the principles of individual and collective ministerial responsibility are insufficiently upheld in the UK [30]

2.4 - Supreme Court
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court effectively protects rights and liberties in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is a neutral and independent judiciary [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court upholds Parliamentary sovereignty [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is capable of holding an over-powerful executive in check [30]
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court is more significant than Parliament and pressure groups for protecting rights in the UK [30]
Do you have one for Components One
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This is the essay bank we got for paper 2

Unit 2 - UK Government
[the following may appear either as ‘pure’ essays or as ‘source’ essays]

2.1 - Constitution
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK has been a success [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in England should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution has made the UK more democratic [30]
Evaluate the view that devolution in the UK should be extended further [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK constitution requires urgent reform [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK should introduce a Bill of Rights [30]

2.2 - Parliament
Evaluate the view that the Commons is always more powerful than the Lords [30]
Evaluate the view that the legislative process in the UK is effective [30]
Evaluate the view that backbenchers in both the Commons and Lords play a significant role in Parliament’s interactions with the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that select committees have little impact on the executive [30]
Evaluate the view that HM Opposition is the most important Parliamentary check on the British executive [30]
Evaluate the view that Parliament is successful at holding the executive to account [30]

2.3 - PM and Executive
Evaluate the view that the principles of individual and collective ministerial responsibility are insufficiently upheld in the UK [30]

2.4 - Supreme Court
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court effectively protects rights and liberties in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is a neutral and independent judiciary [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court upholds Parliamentary sovereignty [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK Supreme Court is capable of holding an over-powerful executive in check [30]
Evaluate the view that the Supreme Court is more significant than Parliament and pressure groups for protecting rights in the UK [30]
Can you post the Paper 1 one on the other thread?
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hi does the paper 1 thread work for you guys I cant access it
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hi does the paper 1 thread work for you guys I cant access it
same
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Do you have one for Components One
I can't access the paper 1 thread either but I'll post it here

Unit 1 - UK Politics
[The following may appear either as ‘pure’ essays or as ‘source’ essays]

1.1 - Democracy and Participation
Evaluate the view that insider status is the most important determinant of pressure group success [30]
Evaluate the view that the methods adopted by a pressure group are the most important determinant of their success [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups, think tanks, and lobbyists undermine the democratic quality of politics in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups, think tanks, and lobbyists have a substantial effect on government and Parliament in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups are more effective at securing and protecting civil liberties and rights than Parliament in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that rights are well-protected and secure in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that ‘individual rights’ are considered less important than ‘collective rights’ in the UK [30]

1.2 - Political Parties
Evaluate the view that the Labour Party is more united than it is divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Conserative Party is more united than it is divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Liberal Democrats are more united than they are divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Labour Party adheres to ‘New Labour’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that the Conservative Party adheres to ‘One Nation’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that the Liberal Democrats adhere to ‘Orange Book’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that minor parties have little impact on politics in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that minor parties have become more significant since 2010 [30]
Evaluate the view that party leadership is the most important determinant of party success in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the influence of the media is the most important determinant of party success in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK now has a multi-party system [30]

1.3 - Electoral Systems
Evaluate the view that FPTP is not fit for purpose in General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that FPTP should be replaced by a proportional electoral system in UK General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that systems for devolved elections in the UK are superior to those used in UK General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that the use of proportional systems in devolved areas of the UK have been successful and effective in achieving their aims [30]
Evaluate the view that proportional systems produce ‘better’ government than FPTP [30]

1.4 - Media and elections
Evaluate the view that ‘traditional’ forms of media are becoming less influential in shaping political outcomes in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the media plays an important role in outcomes in UK election general elections [30]
Evaluate the view that the media plays a more important role than pressure groups in shaping political outcomes in the UK between General Elections [30]
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(Original post by MissBookLover25)
I can't access the paper 1 thread either but I'll post it here

Unit 1 - UK Politics
[The following may appear either as ‘pure’ essays or as ‘source’ essays]

1.1 - Democracy and Participation
Evaluate the view that insider status is the most important determinant of pressure group success [30]
Evaluate the view that the methods adopted by a pressure group are the most important determinant of their success [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups, think tanks, and lobbyists undermine the democratic quality of politics in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups, think tanks, and lobbyists have a substantial effect on government and Parliament in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that pressure groups are more effective at securing and protecting civil liberties and rights than Parliament in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that rights are well-protected and secure in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that ‘individual rights’ are considered less important than ‘collective rights’ in the UK [30]

1.2 - Political Parties
Evaluate the view that the Labour Party is more united than it is divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Conserative Party is more united than it is divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Liberal Democrats are more united than they are divided [30]
Evaluate the view that the Labour Party adheres to ‘New Labour’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that the Conservative Party adheres to ‘One Nation’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that the Liberal Democrats adhere to ‘Orange Book’ principles [30]
Evaluate the view that minor parties have little impact on politics in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that minor parties have become more significant since 2010 [30]
Evaluate the view that party leadership is the most important determinant of party success in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the influence of the media is the most important determinant of party success in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the UK now has a multi-party system [30]

1.3 - Electoral Systems
Evaluate the view that FPTP is not fit for purpose in General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that FPTP should be replaced by a proportional electoral system in UK General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that systems for devolved elections in the UK are superior to those used in UK General Elections [30]
Evaluate the view that the use of proportional systems in devolved areas of the UK have been successful and effective in achieving their aims [30]
Evaluate the view that proportional systems produce ‘better’ government than FPTP [30]

1.4 - Media and elections
Evaluate the view that ‘traditional’ forms of media are becoming less influential in shaping political outcomes in the UK [30]
Evaluate the view that the media plays an important role in outcomes in UK election general elections [30]
Evaluate the view that the media plays a more important role than pressure groups in shaping political outcomes in the UK between General Elections [30]
Thank you. Are these from your teacher?
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Thank you. Are these from your teacher?
No worries and yep they're from my teacher
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No worries and yep they're from my teacher
Thank you so much. And sorry to be annoying but do you have any for Paper 3, my school does America? xxx
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Thank you so much. And sorry to be annoying but do you have any for Paper 3, my school does America? xxx
No worries but no I unfortunately don't have any for paper 3 because we do global politics in our school, not Amercia
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Ah okay, thank you though x
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I do global politics. Do you mind sharing the possible essay questions for paper 3 please? Thanks!
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No worries but no I unfortunately don't have any for paper 3 because we do global politics in our school, not Amercia
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Does anyone have any feminism essay plans??
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hi, can anyone post any usef resources for paper 2 and nationalism please?
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